CLEVELAND — A judge will soon decide if two men convicted in a 1995 murder in East Cleveland should get a new trial.
Attorneys with the Innocence Project argued their motion for a new trial for defendants Derrick Wheatt and Laurese Glover.
Prosecutors are objecting to the motion .
Wheatt, Glover and Eugene Johnson were all convicted of the 1995 murder of 19-year-old Clifton Hudson Jr., of Elyria. Johnson’s motion for a new trial will be heard at a later date.
In 2004, a key witness in the case recanted her statement.
An attorney representing Wheatt at the original trial testified Thursday he felt the case against his client was weak.
It is unknown when Judge Nancy Margaret Russo will rule on the case.